Former Wash star walking on at Iowa

Could possibly enter the mix at running back

Marc Morehouse
Published: January 5 2012 | 4:00 pm - Updated: 3 April 2014 | 9:54 am in
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Former Cedar Rapids Washington prep Andre Dawson is enrolling at Iowa and will walk on the Hawkeyes, according to sources.

Dawson finished as the school's season and career rushing leader with 2,212 yards on 301 carries and 28 touchdowns. In January 2010, he committed to Northern Iowa over Purdue, Kansas and Michigan State.

"UNI is going to be getting a Shonn Greene-type back," Washington coach Tony Lombardi said then. "I truly believe that."

Then last May, UNI announced that Dawson, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder, was transferring to a junior college. He ended up at Iowa Western Community College where he rushed for 263 yards and three TDs on 47 carries. He finished as IWCC's No. 3 rusher behind Iowa recruit Rodney Coe, who carried 76 times for 470 yards and nine TDs.

Dawson suffered a high-ankle sprain last season at IWCC and was limited from the middle to the end of the season, IWCC coach Scott Strohmeier said.

"I think he's going to go in there [Iowa] as a running back and he's said he's willing to change if he has to," Strohmeier said.

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